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City Council Meeting Minutes

OFFICIAL MINUTES

THE APRIL MINUTES LISTED BELOW ARE NOT OFFICIAL UNTIL THEY HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY COUNCIL at the May 4, 2004 meeting.


MINUTES

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

APRIL 6, 2004

The Jackson, Tennessee City Council met for their regular monthly meeting on April 6, 2004 at 9:00 a.m. in the George A. Smith Meeting Room at City Hall with Mayor Charles Farmer and Council members John Bannister; Charles "Pepper" Bray; Ernest Brooks, II; Harvey Buchanan; David Cisco; Johnny Lee Dodd; Maurice Hays; Gerry Neese; and Charles Rahm present. Also present was Toni Ross, recorder of the minutes.

Council member Buchanan gave the invocation and led the audience in the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Mayor Farmer presented proclamations to Pam Nash for Child Abuse Prevention Month and to Margaret Cole for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The North Side High School Indians were recognized for their impressive showing during the 2003-2004 basketball season by winning various tournaments and advancing for the first time to the finals of the Class AAA state tournament. The South Side High School Hawks were recognized for their impressive showing during the 2003-2004 basketball season by winning various tournaments and advancing to the finals of the Class AA state tournament.

The minutes of the March 2, 2004 meeting were approved and signed.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located west of North Highland Avenue across from Parker Drive from RS (Single Family Residential) to B-5 (Highway Business) District, comprising 17.15± acres more or less, submitted by Les Jaco on behalf of Highland Green Investment Company LTD.

On the motion of Council member Brooks, seconded by Council member Bannister, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to Annex, a Resolution to adopt a Plan of Service, and an Ordinance to Zone two (2) areas referred to as "Cypress Grove Subarea 1A and Cypress Grove Subarea 1B" located on the south side of U.S. Highway 70 West, just east of Lower Brownsville Road, comprising a total of 32.8 acres more or less.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Neese, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to rezone property located along Old Henderson Road, just north of Ridgecrest Road from RS-1/FF/FW (Single Family Residential/Flood Fringe/Floodway) District to RS-1/PRD/FF/FW (Single Family Residential/Planned Residential Development/Flood Fringe/Floodway) District, comprising 57± acres, submitted by Danny Cole.

SECOND READINGS:

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to Annex and an Ordinance to Zone an area referred to as "Northpointe Extension,' located at the west end of the existing Northpointe Subdivision, comprising 10.982 acres more or less.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Neese, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to zone property located on the north side of Whitehall Street, just east of Dr. F.E. Wright Drive from A-O/I-2 (Agriculture-Open land/Light Industrial) District to B-5 (Highway Business) District, comprising 13.8 acres more or less.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to Amend the City Code Relative to Tree Trimmer Requirements.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Neese, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to Amend the City Code Relative to Abandoned/Unsafe Structure Board-Up Procedures.

On the motion of Council member Cisco, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to an Ordinance to Amend the City Code Relative to Passenger Vehicle for Hire Services.

NEW BUSINESS:

On the motion of Council member Bannister, seconded by Council member Brooks, unanimous approval was given to a Resolution Authorizing 2nd Amendment to the Charter of the Jackson Downtown Revenue Finance Corporation.

On the motion of Council member Hays, seconded by Council member Buchanan, unanimous approval was given to a contract in an amount not to exceed $79,700 with Neel-Schaffer for professional design services for improvements to Summar Drive, with said costs for the project to be reimbursed by Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

On the motion of Council member Rahm, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to a contract with Ticket Sage for online ticketing service.

On the motion of Council member Neese, seconded by Council member Dodd, unanimous approval was given to amendments to the city's on-the-job injury policy and procedures.

On the motion of Council member Neese, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to amendments to the Recreation and Parks Board Bylaws.

On the motion of Council member Dodd, seconded by Council member Rahm, unanimous approval was given to the following budget amendments:

General Fund
.
Current
Budget
Amendment
Request
Amended
Budget
Expenditures: . . . .
315-43190-931 Street Projects
7,739,289
43,060
7,782,349
315-43916-900 Lambuth Project
47,200
(43,060)
4,140
315-44422-900 Westwood Center
4,420
1,314
5,734
315-44440-900 Northside Lions Ctr
0
424
424
315-44426-900 South Jackson CC
17,200
1,255
18,455
315-44425-900 Bennett Ctr Capital
5,224
(2,994)
2,230
110-42124-900 Proj Safe Nbhd GR
0
249,976
249,976
Funding        
110-33198 Proj Safe Nbhd GR
0
249,976
249,976


The General Fund budget would increase by $249,976.

Jackson Police Department has received the Project Safe Neighborhood Grant in the amount of $249,976. The department proposes to use these funds to initiate a coordinated effort to reduce firearms violence and illegal trafficking. This grant is fully funded with no City match required. Transfer of capital funds from Lambuth Project to Street Projects to cover Street Resurfacing and Chester Street project. Transfer of capital funds from Bennett Center to Westwood Center for tables; to Northside Lions Center for dishwasher; and to South Jackson Center for purchase of stove and dishwasher.

Mayor Farmer advised that Gerry Neese, John Bannister, Johnny Dodd and Ernest Brooks had been appointed to a committee to research increasing the number of liquor licenses that can be issued in the City of Jackson.

On the motion of Council member Buchanan, seconded by Council member Cisco, unanimous approval was given to the following board appointments:

  • Jackson Transit Authority – Appointment of Rev. Lovell Hayes to replace David Horton.
  • Jackson Energy Authority – Appointment of Robert F. Campbell to replace Lloyd McKelvey, with said term to be April 6, 2004 to June 30, 2009.
  • Code Advisory/Appeals – Appointment of Bart Walls to replace Earl Thompson and reappointment of Wayne Ada, Clay Browning and Hampton Williams.

On the motion of Council member Brooks, seconded by Council member Bray, unanimous approval was given to the payment of invoices over $10,000.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.




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CHARLES H. FARMER, MAYOR


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